I don't know about you, but I'm not one to get into a hospital drama. I've never seen an episode of Grey's Anatomy, ER, Scrubs - you name it. And still, I fell so fast and so hard for the new Netflix series, Lenox Hill.
Cameras follow four doctors - two brain surgeons, an emergency room physician, and a Chief Resident OBGYN - at one of Manhattan's most respected hospitals as they don their scrubs and face the unknown each day. They lay everything bare from the unfiltered happiness of helping save someone, to the heartbreaking disappointment of realizing there's nothing they can do, to the frustrating bureaucracy business that feeds it all.
It is impossible not to fall in love with everyone on screen. Personally, I have never felt that my day job is of any consequence to the wellness of the universe, but damn did this show just hammer that in. It is truly amazing how tirelessly the medical community devotes their lives to healing others. Not to mention the fact that these people are just constantly walking up and down stairs. Honestly, it's striking the amount of stair steps they must get in, like, even in the middle of a surgery!
If you're squeamish or just not into exploring the fleshy mess of the human body, know that there's going to be a portion of every show where you just stare at the ceiling for a few minutes and you'll be fine.
If that's not enough to get you binge watching, later this week, Netflix is releasing a special Coronavirus episode of the show, which was quickly organized and filmed once the pandemic began to hit New York.
So yeah, you know you want to see that!